Wednesday, 31 March 2021

CiM Testing: Beeswax Misty and Beeswax Milky

Handmade lampwork glass beads in Creation is Messy Beeswax Misty

There are two versions of Beeswax, which is an opal yellow.

I found Beeswax Misty to be quite soft to work with. No shockiness. The beads in the photo at the top of this post are just plain Beeswax Misty with polka dots in Effetre Turquoise 232. As I expected it to, Beeswax Misty reacts with stringer; you can see the polka dots are slightly darker in the middle. The beads above were photographed outdoors in the morning sunshine.

Handmade lampwork glass beads in Creation is Messy Beeswax Milky
CiM Beeswax Milky

The milky version of Beeswax reminds me of the lemon part of a lemon meringue pie. This glass isn’t as soft as its misty partner but it reacts with stringer way more.

Handmade lampwork glass beads in Creation is Messy Beeswax Milky

These beads are plain
Beeswax Milky with polka dots in Effetre White 204. I had to go really careful and slow melting the dots down flat otherwise they distorted quite badly. No shocking, no scumming.

The Beeswax Milky beads were photographed indoors in natural daylight.

2 Comments

Judith Johnston said...

Beautiful beads Laura! I have a bit if a thing for this particular shade of yellow so having been sniffy about ltd colours and their prices this one might force my hand.

Laura Sparling said...

It’s a nice yellow. The milky version was an attempt a re-engineering CiM Ghee but the Beeswax Milky is not shocky like Ghee, and it is slightly more see-through and not quite as saturated as Ghee.